OWOD FAQs
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collapse Category : Annual - Overweight or Overdimensional ‎(13)
Q: What is an Annual permit?
A: An Annual permit is a truck specific permit that allows that truck to move continuously throughout the state without having to contact this office for approval.  State map
Q: How do I apply for an annual permit?
A: An Annual permit can be applied for by:
 
Fax: 502-564-0992 Include a credit card number and expiration date.
Walk-in: 200 Mero St. 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40622
Mail: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
OW/OD Section
P.O Box 2007
Frankfort, KY 40602
 
To get an application go to: Forms and Applications - Section 4
Q: How do I renew an Annual permit?
A: To renew an Annual permit:
1) Download an application (TC95-25) from our web site: Forms and Applications - Section 4
2) Make a copy of previous permit, making any necessary changes on copy.
*Note Kentucky request that Annual renewals be applied for 30 days prior to the expiration date in order to effectively return the annual in ample time.
3) Fax copy to 502-564-0992 with a credit card number and expiration date.
Q: What type of Annual permit does Kentucky offer and how much do they cost?
A: See OW/OD Permits and Specifications at: OW/OD Permits and Specifications.
Q: Can an issued Annual permit be faxed to me?
A: No, the Annual permit unlike the Single Trip permit KY Regulations state “The Original of the annual permit shall be carried in the O/W or O/D vehicle, or equipment at all times. An unauthorized copy of the annual shall not be valid.”
Q: When does a carrier with an Annual permit have to verify routes?
A: Routes need to be verified before any movement. Per KAR 601 1:018 the permit holder shall survey the route prior to movement.
For a map of Kentucky’s designated routes go here.
Q: How long does it take to get an Annual?
A: Once an application has been received it will take 1 to 2 business days to process.  Issued Annual Permits will be mailed back.
Q: Can I get over height on an Annual?
A: No. Due to the multiple height restrictions in Kentucky it is imperative that each over height movement must be approved by State trained permitting staff.  Please see Permits and Specifications page for state height restrictions.
Q: If I have an Annual permit and I am unsure of routing restrictions how can I check my routes?
A: Any time there is a question of restriction on a specific route you need to check construction restriction list to get the most recent updates.  If route in question is not listed please call the OW/OD permit office at 502-564-1257 or contact the District Engineers office for assistance at: Highway Districts
Example: Restrictions due to construction, weight restrictions, lateral & vertical clearances.
To receive restriction updates you may sign up through Gov Delivery.
Q: If I violate any part of my Annual permit what will happen?
A: The permit will be confiscated by enforcement and be sent back to the Permit Section, at that time it will become Null/Void and the carrier will be required to obtain trip permits while being placed on suspension.
Q: If I change my credentials such as my USDOT#, KYU#, E#, Company name, what happens to my Annual permit?
A: Making changes such as these will make the Annual permit Null/Void, but this information can be corrected by amending the permit.
Q: Can an Annual permit be amended?
A: Yes, any changes to truck information, weights, and/or dimensions, an Annual permit can be amended, one time only and there is a $10 charge.
To Amend an Annual permit you must mail in the Original permit with a $10 fee and in writing any changes that need to be made.
Q:  How much are Annual Permits?

A:  Please see Permits and Specifications page for Annual Permit cost.​

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Q: What is a Super Load?

A: Super Load is anything weighing 200,000 lbs. or above.  Super Loads require a TC 95-10 application along with side view drawing of load specifications and axle spacings faxed to 502-564-0992.

Application may then be sent to Bridge Analysis which could take 7 to 10 business days for processing.

Once application has been sent to Bridge Analysis and approved application cannot be cancelled.​

Q: What is a single trip permit?
A: A single trip permit is a one time trip permit showing the origin and destination requested. It is vehicle, route, and load specific.
Q: How much is a single trip permit?
A: $60 state fee (a 4% ($2.40) credit card service fee is applicable). To avoid service fees customers have the option to establish an ACH debit account. Obtain the AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR PREAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS form at: Online Services - Letter C Section 1
See Permits and Specifications page for fees.
Q: How long is a single trip permit valid for?
A: 10 days.
Q: How do I apply for a single trip permit?
A: A single trip permit can be applied for by options below.
  • A TC 95-10 form (Excel or PDF) will need to be faxed to 502-564-0992. 
  • Or submit application through a permitting service.
  • Or setup an ACH debit account.  Please complete form and fax to 502-564-0992. Excel  PDF
*Note: Must have a complete application before faxing.  Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
 
Always checkrestriction list for the most recent updates before submitting Single Trip applications.  This will help ensure that your application is issued without unnecessary rejections.
Q: Can I order an OW/OD permit over the phone?

A: Permits will not be issued over the phone unless detained at a scale house.  See options below for Single Trip applications.

  • A TC 95-10 form (Excel or PDF) will need to be faxed to 502-564-0992. 
  • Or submit application through a permitting service.
  • Or setup an ACH debit account.  Please complete form and fax to 502-564-0992. Excel  PDF​
Q: When am I required to have IFTA, KIT, and/or KYU?
Q: When is an escort required on a 2 lane road?
A: On a 2 lane road escorts are required as follows:
 
- Over 75’ long a front is required
- Over 10’6” wide a front is required
- Over 85’ long a front and rear is required
- Over 12’ wide a front and rear is required
- Over 14' 11" high (will require a height pole)
 
View more information here.
Q: When is an escort required on a 4 lane road?
A: On a 4 lane road escorts are required as follows:
 
- Over 110’ long a rear is required
- Over 12’ wide a rear is required
- Over 14’ wide a front and rear is required
- Over 16’ wide 2 front and 2 rear required
- Over 120’ long a front and 2 rear plus a pivot/steerable dolly is required
- A rear escort is required anytime overhang is in excess of 10’
- Over 14' 11" high (will require a height pole)
 
View more information here.
Q: What are the legal dimensions in Kentucky?
A: Width 8’ on non-designated highways.
8’6” on Interstates, Parkways and designated highways.
Length 65’ overall (truck, trailer & load) on non-designated highways.
Max 53’ trailer or load with no more than a 5’ overhang on Interstate, parkways and designated highways.
Height 13’6”
Weight 80,000 lbs AAA
62,000 lbs AA
44,000 lbs A
***Not to exceed licensed weight, road, or bridge weight limitations***
 
View more information here.
Q: Can a single trip permit be amended?
A: No. The only exception is if the Permit Section makes an error in issuing the permit, that error can be corrected upon request.
Q: If I violate my Single Trip permit what will happen?
A: The permit will be confiscated by enforcement and be sent back to the Permit Section, at that time it will become Null/Void. The carrier will then have to reorder a new Single Trip permit & may be subject to penalties from Enforcement.
Q: What is the maximum overhang allowed?
A: 1/3 of the trailer length rounded down to the nearest foot.
The overhang can not exceed 35’ total.
A rear escort is required anytime overhang is in excess of 10’
Q: What are the holiday restrictions for Kentucky?
A: Kentucky does not have any restrictions for Holiday’s unless otherwise noted on the permit.
Q: What are the travel time restrictions for Kentucky?
A: All Overweight/Overdimensional moves, except mobile homes, can travel 24 hours a day 7 days a week unless otherwise noted on the permit. Mobile homes movements are restricted to Monday thru Saturday daylight hours only and no travel permitted Sunday.
Q: What counties have travel time restrictions?
A: No travel permitted for any Overweight /Overdimensional loads in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, and Jefferson or at Owensboro KY 2155 bridge (between KY & IN) from 7 – 9 am or 4 -6 pm, Monday thru Friday.